Psychology: Concepts and Connections, Media & Research Update

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Cengage Learning, Jan 8, 2007 - Psychology - 768 pages
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Rich in reader-friendly features and up-to-the-minute research, Spencer Rathus's Ninth Edition of PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS (previously known as PSYCHOLOGY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM) makes your students' introduction to psychology a meaningful, personal experience. Rathus connects the core concepts of psychology to the events and issues students encounter every day. The book explains classic theories and the latest discoveries in a clear, accessible style intended to reach out to students-without sacrificing Rathus's commitment to showing psychology as the rigorous science that it is. Throughout the text, you'll find an emphasis on diversity and expanded coverage of the evolutionary perspective, plus numerous references to the timeliest research available. And, the text's proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite), incorporated into every chapter, seamlessly integrates reading and studying. In addition, Rathus's text features the most integrated multi-platform media package available, with the free student CD-ROM, the full Web site that features Self-Study Assessments (pre- and post-tests), and interactive versions of features from the text-all tightly connected to the text itself to give students the a powerful, comprehensive introduction to psychology.
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Contents

What Is Psychology?
3
Biology and Psychology
43
The Voyage through the Life Span
89
Sensation and Perception
141
Consciousness
187
Learning
231
Memory Remembrance of Things Pastand Future
265
Cognition and Language
307
Stress Health and Adjustment
479
Psychological Disorders
515
Methods of Therapy
551
Social Psychology
593
Statistics
631
Answer Keys to SelfAssessments and Active Reviews
648
References
655
Glossary
693

Intelligence and Creativity
335
Motivation and Emotion
363
Personality Theory and Measurement
399
Gender and Sexuality
435
Author Index
713
Subject Index
719
Credits
729
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About the author (2007)

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including Psychology: Concepts & Connections, AIDS: What Every Student Needs to Know, Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, and Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development.

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